Popular movies and motivational coaches teach us that if we want to be successful, we need to increase our pain tolerance.
As I become more connected to my purpose, intuition, and Self, the more I realize that this advice simply doesn’t work for me.
I’m not taking pain, nor am I leaning into it. I refuse to increase my abilities to self-abandon, self-gaslight, or ignore when I feel unsafe.
Instead, I’m increasing my spiritual sensitivity. I’m turning up my intuition.
I’ll lean into rest and health, but not increasing my pain tolerance.
If I’m being mistreated, I’m out. If I’m pushing my physical body too far, it’s time for me to be gentler. If there’s an uncomfortable task I need to complete, I will take time to reframe it or otherwise find a way to make it work for me.
Pain isn’t a motivator and it is no longer an option for me to get myself to take action.
I will not spend my life hurting.
I will not model this as an acceptable way of life for my daughter.
And that’s on Mary had a little lamb.